1/35 Scale Kit by Dragon with multiple aftermarket parts.
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12. January 2015 at 14:05:24
20. January 2015 at 07:52:20
Wow amazing paint job
I'm Surprised with poor quality of the cannon but as always you fix the problem
20. January 2015 at 09:14:05
Wow, cool looking model! The breakdown it totally different to my Tamiya one. Was the Zim good to handle?
20. January 2015 at 12:34:31
20. January 2015 at 12:36:32
Holger, the zim worked okay, but a little filing was needed on some parts to make them fit well. I also heated the parts to take the temper out of the metal and make it more pliable (I think paint sticks better too, but you have to be careful not to melt the metal
). I was mostly worried about how the zimmerit would look, because the photo-etch is so "perfect" in smoothness (I don't think real zimmerit was so uniform), but it's looking ok. Also, I think having super-thin cyanoacrylate glue makes things easier.
20. January 2015 at 12:48:43
20. January 2015 at 13:09:56
Thanks for the info, George! I used the self sticking Tamiya Zim for my Elefant. It is way not so "uniform" like the pe´s but its not really crisp. It looks more "washed out"...
I like your result, its absolute convincing!
20. January 2015 at 13:13:41
look how well the wash brought the details out!
20. January 2015 at 14:24:14
Holger, how did the self-stick zimmerit work? Any trouble with it sticking?
20. January 2015 at 15:53:56
It sticks very good. It was just fiddely to make all the holes for the bolts when you only have a scalpell. I recommend a "punsh and die" set, if you have one. You have to work very accurate or it happens like it happened to me. The Zim peels off on some edges, i have to reglue it. I hope my info helps you, George!
20. January 2015 at 16:01:20
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24. January 2015 at 18:36:55
Really nice George
The Zimmerit looks fantastic, better than I thought PE could ever look.
24. January 2015 at 19:01:00
Now I have to decide what to do next...
24. January 2015 at 23:02:49
After looking trough your stash, the Italeri Crusader gets my vote
24. January 2015 at 23:06:40
H K, great minds think alike. I was thinking about the Mark III, but just can't quite get excited enough...
25. January 2015 at 15:09:05
Very nice looking Elefant - for a freshly painted vehicle - but with gunnery practice evident in the muzzle...
25. January 2015 at 15:30:57
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25. January 2015 at 22:18:27
I wonder how you do such a smooth washing!
26. January 2015 at 06:23:13
You're building at such a great pace George and your quality gets better & better. Superb looking Elefant
29. January 2015 at 13:11:08
. I was really surprised how quickly this came together, even with all the photo-etch stuff.
29. January 2015 at 13:15:46
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30. January 2015 at 04:50:18
Hey george, will you ever try to do color modulation?? And wheres the metal effects on the tracks??
4. April 2015 at 21:36:14
5. April 2015 at 12:32:32
Hunter, I have to perfect the basics before adding new stuff.
. I think I might add "chipping" someday
After trying color modulation, I didn't think I got much "bang for my buck." It's definitely better on lighter colored models. My metal effects are always dulled by dust, but they're there!
5. April 2015 at 12:41:39
Well color modulation is supposed to be very light because filters, washes, dust, different effects with oild, and oil and gas effects as well as mud will really tone it down lol
but I think you have mastered the basics
5. April 2015 at 15:16:47
Very nice clean build, George
6. April 2015 at 14:55:51
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